First prime lens -- 24mm or 35mm?

Started Nov 25, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Gary Murakami Regular Member • Posts: 117
Re: First prime lens -- 24mm or 35mm?

As always, your style affects the choice of focal length. My experience is that I bought the 35L, tried it on a trip, and found it too narrow on a crop camera for my style of travel photograph. On return from the trip, I immediately bought the 24L and it has worked well for travel with a crop camera. The 35L languished until I bought a used 5D.

From the description on your travel photography, I second the recommendation for the 24mmm focal length. On a crop camera you should be happy with either 24L mk1 or mk2.

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